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Gilbertese
Gilbertian
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Gilboa
Gilboa, Mount
Gild
gild the lily
Gildale
Gilded
gilded flicker
Gilden
Gilder
gildhall
gilding metal
Gile
Gilead
Gilead, Balm of
GILEAD, MOUNT
Gileadite
GILEADITES
Giles Lytton Strachey
gilet
gilgai
gilgai soil

Gilding definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GILD'ING, ppr. Overlaying with gold; giving a fair external appearance.
GILD'ING, n. The art or practice of overlaying things with gold leaf or liquid.
1. That which is laid on in overlaying with gold.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold [syn: gilt, gilding]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the act or art of applying gilt. 2 material used in applying gilt.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gild Gild, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gilded or Gilt (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gilding.] [AS. gyldan, from gold gold. [root]234. See Gold.] 1. To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold. ``Gilded chariots.'' --Pope. No more the rising sun shall gild the morn. --Pope. 2. To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten. Let oft good humor, mild and gay, Gild the calm evening of your day. --Trumbull. 3. To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie. --Shak. 4. To make red with drinking. [Obs.] This grand liquior that hath gilded them. --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Gilding is a layer of gold or gold paint that is put on something.



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